High court forces BT to block file-sharing website

Hollywood film studios won a landmark UK high court ruling on Thursday forcing BT to block access to an illegal file-sharing website accused of operating “on a grand scale”. (See The Guardian, Mark Sweney & Josh Halliday for full article).

Apple’s iCloud Making Music Pirates Pay

Apple CEO Steve Jobs “…unveiled a system that might finally get music lovers to pay for the songs they got through less-than-proper means…

…Aside from offering to freely distribute new and old iTunes purchases on all of a user’s devices, the Apple impresario unveiled “iTunes Match,” a $25-a-year service starting this fall that will scan users’ devices and hard drives for music acquired in other ways, store it on distant computer servers and allow them to access it anywhere..” (Billboard – Ryan Nakashima, AP)